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Cosy cottage in delightful gardens with use of indoor pool and tennis court.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Harleston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Holiday Home Sherford, South Devon, England - The Perfect Place to Unwind in the Heart of the South Hams

Daisy Cottage is a lovingly presented, stone built reverse-level, 3-bedroom 2-bathroom holiday cottage with full gas central heating, wifi and satellite TV. With its own delightful south-facing terrace with enchanting views and bbq facilities, Daisy provides the ideal self-catering base for a relaxing family holiday. The cottage is located at Stancombe Manor in the delightful South Hams area of south Devon known for its green, rolling countryside, outstanding coastline, superb sailing waters and family-friendly beaches (the nearest being only a few minutes drive away). The superb leisure facilities at the Manor available to visitors to Daisy Cottage include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, wood-panelled full size snooker room, pitch and putt golf, children's play area and a games room with pool and table tennis tables. Stancombe Manor, with its manicured gardens and grounds, lies in a secluded, sunlit valley close to the head of the Salcombe Estuary near the village of Sherford, with its 13th century church and thatched cottages. There are several wonderful pubs within easy each and the bakery/general stores at nearby Frogmore caters for daily needs.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karin Moncrieff
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016
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Cosy cottage in delightful gardens with use of indoor pool and tennis court.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend Daisy Cottage, on the Stancombe estate, highly enough.

We arrived in March, and found ourselves staying in a modern, warm, clean and very cosy cottage, nestled on the edge of the valley, with the best view and outlook of all the holiday cottages, down across the picturesque Stancombe estate. The south facing terrace is ideal for enjoying a glass of two of wine (even in March!), looking at the rolling hills and enjoying total silence broken only by the birdsong and sheep in a field across the lane way.

With easy access to Kingsbridge and Salcombe and great amenities but hidden away off the beaten track, this cottage is a great place to spend a holiday.

And don't miss the beautiful walk from the Stancombe estate down to the picturesque hamlet of Sherford (in the corner of the car park, past the Manor House), a walk with no sounds or signs of 21st century life!

Although we stayed in the spring, the cottage has a very effective central heating system so was warm and cosy and the availability of an indoor heated swimming pool means an off season break is as enjoyable as a high season break.

A great find in a beautiful and peaceful area of Devon.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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There are many beaches in the South Hams area and it is worth exploring to find your own preference, depending on whether you prefer sand or shingle, small coves or large beaches, etc. Choices range from Bantham (great for surfing, sandy - 20 mins), the huge stretch from Torcross along Slapton Leys (shingle - 5 mins), Hope Cove (small, sandy - 15 mins) and Blackpool Sands (beautiful clean water sports - 20 mins). The splendid South West Coastal path can be accessed throughout the area.


Nearest airports are Exeter (38 miles) or Plymouth (20 miles). Plymouth of course also has ferry terminals to France/Spain. Nearest railway is Totnes (14 miles) with inter city links to London Paddington. Motorway connections to midlands via M5 or south east/central via M4 or A303 and then on the Devon Expressway (A38). It is essential to have the use of a car at this location.


Sherford half a mile, and within a mile there is Frogmore at the end of the estuary with a pub and bakery (fresh bread every morning!). Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Thurlestone, Dartmouth and Totnes and villages in between are all extremely accessible and within easy reach.

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As far as eating out, there is lots to choose from. Our own personal favourites are The Sloop at Bantham (good pub food in convivial surroundings), The Cricket Inn at Beesands (excellent food, especially fish) and the Village Inn at Thurlestone (cosy). The Crabshell at Kingsbridge (sit outside and look over the estuary). The little village of Southpool only a couple of miles from Frogmore is an archetypal Devon village and with a creekside setting – excellent pub called the Millbrook, too. For a real splurge do try the Tower at Slapton – well worth it! Or if you really want to treat yourself we would thoroughly recommend Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, a delightful manor house hotel about 8 minutes drive from Stancombe (tel: 01548 853055) where the set dinner is about £30 - or you can have a cream tea on the terrace there and play croquet on the lawn! Just up the road from Stancombe at East Allington is the Fortescue Arms – a lovely cosy village pub catering well for families as well as delicious a la carte meals (tel: 01548 521215). In Salcombe, there are any number of really good places to eat overlooking the water and it is just a matter of wondering around and seeing what appeals. Further along from Salcombe, the South Sands Hotel is a great treat for lunch or dinner. There is a very good Chinese takeaway in Kingsbridge which delivers to Stancombe, there is also a pizza delivery restaurant. The best cream tea in the area (in our opinion!) is at the Thurlestone Hotel – to be combined with a brisk walk along the cliffs! Recently added for cream tea or light lunch/supper combined with a coastal walk is Gara Rock - absolutely stunning panoramic view from restaurant/cafe. For grocery shopping, there is Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets in Kingsbridge, as well as a fantastic local shop (Ashbys) which sell a wide range of locally sourced foods. Tesco does deliver.

Rates & Availability

Harleston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb half term
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking with completed booking form; balance one month before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays in peak season, but flexible outside main school holidays when short breaks are available.

Notes on prices:
Late availability special offers often made outside peak holiday times - please contact to discuss.

Short breaks available too outside main season (minimum stay is three nights). Please see details on our main website.

25% of total rental on booking by BACS or cheque; balance one month before the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Harleston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with bath and over bath shower. Family bathroom on lower ground floor with separate shower and bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 (lower ground floor) with twin beds. Bedroom 3 (lower ground floor) with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Notes on accommodation: This cottage is great for families, but is equally well suited for adult groups wanting to get away out of season for walking or other outdoor activities, such as golf or fishing. Short breaks are welcome outside main school holidays. A travel cot (no cot linen) and high chair are available. Outside: Directly outside is a terrace for guests' sole use, with garden furniture. Guests are also welcome to use the extensive grounds of the Manor which are shared with other guests. There is a barbecue adjacent to the cottage. The shared swimming pool is indoor and fully heated. It has changing rooms, a deep end with enough depth for diving, a sauna and shower. The tennis court has recently been resurfaced and is below Daisy Cottage. The pitch and putt golf and the children's play area are nearby. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Chest freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning and bedlinen inclusive within price, no towels provided (please bring bath and swimming towels)

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